U.S. Navy Lt. Naveen Gupta, a 2016 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned his degree in aerospace engineering from the College of Engineering, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Thursday’s football game against Syracuse.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review alumni magazine. 

Gupta is an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter instructor pilot attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 in San Diego. He is deployed to the Middle East supporting air operations for Operation Spartan Shield. During his time in the corps, he commanded Echo Company and the Naval ROTC midshipmen battalion, and was a founding member of Esprit de Corps.  

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